How to travel from Cologne to Rome

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Travel Information from Cologne to Rome

distanceDistance676 miles (1090 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range- $64
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $45 (€39) • 21 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $64 (€55) • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Ryanair or Intercity Notte

Take a bus or flight to travel 676 miles (1090 km) from Cologne to Rome. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus, Ryanair or Intercity Notte among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Cologne to Rome.

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from Cologne to Rome

How to get from Cologne to Rome by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Cologne to Rome is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
11:25PM23h35
Köln, Flughafen
11:00PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
$1591One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
FlixBus
11:25PM23h35
Köln, Flughafen
11:00PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
$1591One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
Smartwings
12:55PM2h00
Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
02:55PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
$3321One-way
0 transfers
Other options
FlixBus
07:45PM21h40
Köln, Flughafen
05:25PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
$1791One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
07:45PM22h15
Köln, Flughafen
06:00PMRome
$1791One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
04:14PM29h01
Cologne Hbf
09:15PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
$1791One-way
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
10:17AM10h31
Cologne Hbf
08:48PMRome Termini
$3621One-way
4 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
10:17AM11h31
Cologne Hbf
09:48PMRome Termini
$3621One-way
4 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:17AM11h31
Cologne Hbf
08:48PMRome Termini
$3641One-way
4 transfers

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Travel on Lufthansa, FlixBus and Eurowings travel between Cologne and Rome at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of travel services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to Rome travel.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      Eurowings is Germany's leading low-cost airline and offers a choice of Smart, Best and BIZclass fares for your next travel between Cologne and Rome.

        FAQs: Travel from Cologne to Rome

        FAQs: Travel to Rome easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Rome.
        FAQs

        You can get between Cologne and Rome 2 different ways: bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to Rome from Cologne is by taking a bus, which costs on average $45 (€39).

        This is compared to other ways of getting from Cologne to Rome:

        A bus is $18 (€16) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Cologne to Rome costing on average $64 (€55).

        Taking a bus costs () less than taking a train, which costs on average () for the same trip.

        The fastest way from Cologne to Rome is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 55 min.

        There are alternative travel options to Rome that take longer:

        Getting to Rome by bus takes 21 h 5 min on average.

        Rome is approximately 676 miles (1090 km) away from Cologne.

        The average frequency per day from Cologne to Rome is:

        • Around 1 bus per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Cologne and Rome as scheduled services by bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Rome:

        • Buses mostly depart from Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle) and arrive in Rome, Termini (G).
        • Flights mostly leave from Cologne Bonn Airport and tend to arrive in Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.
        • Trains mostly leave from Cologne Hbf and tend to arrive in Rome Termini.

        Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to Rome:

        • You can travel from Cologne to Rome by bus with FlixBus, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $45 (€39) with FlixBus from Cologne to Rome.
        • You can go to Rome from Cologne by plane with Ryanair, Malta Air, Eurowings, Lufthansa, TUIfly, Eurowings Europe, Smartwings, SWISS, Alitalia or airmax. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $17 (€15) with Ryanair from Cologne to Rome on Omio.

        Yes, there are direct services available from Cologne to Rome with the following travel companies:

        • Direct services by bus with.
        • Direct services by plane with.
        • Direct train with.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Rome as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Rome from Cologne.

        Many of our customers traveling from Cologne to Rome don't make Rome their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Rome are Florence, Naples, Milan, Venice or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Rome to any of these top destinations today!
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